Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-13-2002, 04:15 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 19
Question dinette chair storage

Some friends stopped by this afternoon to see our "new" used purchase - a 92 AS. I showed her a "rather useless" storage area on the wall beside the stove & said I was going to have my husband build 2 or 3 shelves in it. It is about 24" wide X 26" high. Depth ranges from 5.25" at the bottom to 7" at the top. She stated that this is supposed to be for storage for folding dinette chairs. Is she correct? Is it supposed to store one or two chairs? Could someone tell me what the intended chairs look like so I can try to locate the right ones. I went to the inlandry site & they have 2 kinds, but I don't know if they are intended for this storage area. Any help is appreciated. I live in a small town and the AS we purchased is the very first one we have ever been in, or even close to. So yes, I'm quite unformed.
__________________

__________________
bjstewart1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2002, 04:28 PM   #2
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
chairs

yes you are correct, the area is for two folding chairs, they are from zip dee and look like this



you can get them with fabric that matches your awning. i have a '92 also, a 29' excella 1000. what do you have?

john
__________________

__________________
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2002, 04:43 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 19
Thanks John for your reply. It's an Excella 29ft but I don't know about the 1000 part. I know I'm sure going to have a lot of questions. Apparently the refrig doesn't work so we're going to San Antonio tomorrow to look for a replacement. I'm glad to know that 2 chairs will fit in that little space - I don't know how, but I'll sure take your word for it (maybe they're dehydrated - just add water?) Thanks again.
__________________
bjstewart1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2002, 06:47 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,482
Images: 19
Repair, not replace

New RV refridgerators are obscenely expensive. On the other hand, they last more or less forever, and (absent a gas leak) are not particularly expensive to repair. Unlike your home refridgerator, there are few moving parts to wear out. It is quite likely that your unit can be quickly and inexpensively repaired.

Mark
__________________
j54mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2002, 06:48 PM   #5
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
did you look?

did you guys look at your manual to trouble shoot your refer? before replacing it try and see if the problem isn't minor. (they can take upto a day to cool down)
if you need any copies of the manual(s) i have all of my original documents.

the "1000" denotes the trim level. if yours is one, it will be on the outside of the trailer right next to the excella.

i would love to see some pic's of your trailer. i have two photos posted in the photo area under john hd.

let me know if you need any advice on your trailer, i have had the pleasure of fixing a number of things over the years.

john
__________________
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2002, 08:28 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 19
Thank you both for your replies. No, we didn't trouble shoot the refrig - I just ASSUMED it was not repairable because I smelled ammonia quite strongly when I opened the door and after 24 hrs it hadn't begun to cool. We do have all the manuals from the previous owner. Mark, you mentioned that the "new ones" last forever - you aren't including the '92 in that category are you? I guess at any rate it bears having it checked out.

Ours says Classic on the side, not the 1000.
__________________
bjstewart1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2002, 08:37 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,482
Images: 19
Forever may have arrived

There are plenty of 40 year old heat absorbsion (RV type) refridgerators out there still performing well. However, the one thing that can be fatal is a leak in the refridgerant lines - in this case ammonia. This is what I meant by a "gas leak". A propane leak would not be a big deal. I should have said "ammonia" instead.

But all is not lost, sometimes even this can be repaired economically. Get a professional to look at it before tossing it out.

Yours,

Mark
__________________
j54mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2002, 08:50 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 19
I have to at least give it an "E" for effort. It gurgles a lot and the coils in the back get hot. Just doesn't cool.
__________________
bjstewart1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2002, 10:48 PM   #9
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
you might try this site
http://www.gasrefrigeration.net/

john
__________________
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2005, 04:32 PM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 111
Thumbs up Back to the chairs

I realize this is an old thread and that it evolved from a dinette chair storage subject to refer replacement, but ......

John any chance you could post a picture of those chairs folded up and another with them placed into their storage area?

I think the storage on my folks AS was quite different and the chairs as I recall were not the cloth slung on metal frame style. But I can't recall exactly how they looked or stored.

Anyone have any idea of how many different storable dinette chair varieties there have been?

Oh and anyone have any knowledge of the bjStewarts ? Fellow Texans who have not posted in about 1 1/2 years now. Hope they're still well and Streamin.


Your Friend
Flicka
__________________
Hit'nMiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2005, 04:40 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
Happycampers's Avatar
 
1979 30' Argosy
Havelock , where we park it
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,652
Leg o matic chairs

Hello Flicka.. We have seen the folding dinette chairs ........ name as above.. we have bought 4 of them off of ebay.. built in 1929.. in great shape.. the chairs are very similar to these that we have.. back folds down to the seat and the legs fold under the chair.. built out of beautiful wood and in great shape... Annie
__________________
Marvin & Annie
Niki (fur baby)
1979 Argosy 30 (Costalotta)
WBCCI 10103
"Happiness is a warm Puppy" Charles Schulz
Happycampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2005, 04:45 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
balrgn's Avatar
 
1974 27' Overlander
1954 26' Romany Cruiser
1960 26' Overlander
Rockingham County , New Hampshire
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 4,410
Images: 74
Send a message via AIM to balrgn Send a message via Yahoo to balrgn
We found a couple of Director Chairs from the 30's in the in-laws basement. Restored them with some 70's style print. They fold up nicely and fit in the bath closet.
__________________
'74 Overlander (T-O-Bee)
'46 Spartan Manor (Rosie)
'54 Cruiser (Bogart)
'60 Overlander (Hoagy)
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Duramax
WBCCI 1754 - AIR # 6281
www.balrgn.com
balrgn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2005, 05:28 PM   #13
Moderator Emeritus
 
overlander64's Avatar
 
1964 26' Overlander
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Anna , Illinois
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 5,396
Images: 183
Send a message via Yahoo to overlander64
dinette chair storage

Greetings Flicka!

Quote:
Originally Posted by HitnMiss
I think the storage on my folks AS was quite different and the chairs as I recall were not the cloth slung on metal frame style. But I can't recall exactly how they looked or stored.

Anyone have any idea of how many different storable dinette chair varieties there have been?
Your Friend
Flicka
Leg-O-Matic chairs were used periodically from the 1950s through the 1970s in coaches not equipped with permanent dinettes. I know that my Overlander started out life with at least two and probably four of the Leg-O-Matic chairs, but they had been separated from the coach by the time I acquired it from its third ownser. I found reproduction chairs at Camping World. They were called the Unique Seat and were produced for Timely Products (of Phoenix, AZ) in Malaysia. From a functionality standpoint, it works and has a very similar mechanism to that employed by the "Leg-O-Matic" chairs. It is in what was called a "blonded maple" finish with "antique satin" vinly upholstery. Its SKU number was 41272; and I believe that its Camping World catalog number was 65287941272. I believe that when I purchased my set of four that they President's Club Price was $46.99.

A photos of the chairs are below:


Good luck with your research!

Kevin
Attached Images
   
__________________
Kevin D. Allen
WBCCI (Lifetime Member)/VAC/Free Wheelers #6359
AIR #827
1964 Overlander International/1999 GMC K2500 Suburban (7400 VORTEC/4.11 Differentials)
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre/1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (8.2 Liter V8/2.70 Final Drive)
overlander64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2005, 10:21 PM   #14
4 Rivet Member
 
hookedonclassic's Avatar
 
Fond du Lac , Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 396
Images: 23
BJSteward: Congrats on your 1992 29' Excella Classic purchase. I've got one too and pictures are posted under HookedonClassic. JohnHD has helped me figure out things like where the hiden towel holder in the shower well and other information. We've owned ours about 7 months and love it. Good luck with yours. Would like to see some pictures when you can post.
__________________

__________________
Rich
2010 43' Newmar Dutch Aire
formerly 2006 34' Classic

Changing the World One Child at a Time
www.compassion.com

hookedonclassic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm thinking of building a dinette Stefrobrts Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 29 02-11-2006 09:45 AM
Sovereign with a Dinette? smily General Interior Topics 12 07-24-2005 08:36 AM
Dinette Dimensions smily Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 4 07-23-2005 10:12 AM
Long term storage accomodations 85MH325 Our Community 32 11-02-2003 10:52 PM
wheel chair setup in GVWR bob.rita Tow Vehicles 4 08-02-2003 12:18 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.